School of Life Sciences

Our Research

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From genes through to the ecosystem

Our research covers the whole spectrum of biology – from genes and cells right through to communities and ecosystems. Two-thirds of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2014)

Our expertise

We conduct research in four main areas:

Each group brings together like-minded researchers to share ideas, knowledge, laboratories and equipment in the pursuit of fundamental and applied research that addresses national and international priorities.

The groups also manage progression of postgraduate research degree students and career development of early career researchers, run seminar programmes, and are involved in international and national collaborations, contributing to a vibrant research environment.

The School has made significant investments in research infrastructure, providing researchers and students with well-equipped laboratories that house state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Our research

Our research can help change lives, from early cancer diagnosis and better treatment, through to protecting marine environments and improving food security.

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Dr Dawn Farrar Research Manager